Skills / Support Groups

We offer two types of groups: skill oriented and support oriented. Skill based groups provide clients with an opportunity to interact with others as they develop and try out new skills. Support groups give the participants an opportunity to learn from one another and to know they are not alone in their struggles. Specific groups we offer include: art therapy, social thinking, emotional regulation/coping, person centered planning/transition planning, sibling support, and caregiver/parent support. Some of our groups are offered on an ongoing basis, while others are offered at specific intervals. Please contact us to get more information or to sign up for a current or upcoming group.

2018-2019 Groups

*Parent Group for parents of Pre-K/Elementary age children with special needs: Fridays, 11:30am-12:30pm in Bothell

This facilitated therapy/support group is aimed at addressing the unique issues/needs that parents of young children with special needs may be experiencing. The group will be ongoing; however a minimum 4-week commitment is required for enrollment.

*Parent Group for parents of transition/young adults: Fridays, 12:30pm-1:30pm in Bothell

This facilitated therapy/support group is aimed at addressing the unique issues/needs that parents of young adults with special needs may be experiencing.

*These groups are ongoing throughout the year; however a minimum 4-week commitment is required for enrollment.

**Facilitated Play: Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm in Kirkland

During these sessions, Frameworks therapists support clients with engagement in play-based activities at Roo’s World of Discovery in Kirkland; as well as supporting engagement in play opportunities with other group participants and other community peers that may be at Roo’s World at that time. The focus of support includes: joining play, inviting others to play, problem solving play, discontinuing play, and transitioning to new activities.

**Social Thinking Group (Ages 5-8): Wednesdays, 5:15pm-6:15pm in Kirkland

Participants learn and practice concepts from Social Thinking We Thinkers Volumes 1 and 2 including: whole body listening, thinking with your eyes, bodies in the group, group plan, thinking thoughts and feelings, flexible thinking, smart guess, size of the problem, hidden rules, and sharing an imagination.

**These groups run for 7 week periods. Fall session= September 26- November 14, Winter session= January 30- March 13, Spring session= April 24- June 5.

Summer 2018 Groups

Teen Girls Lunch Club: Fridays, 11:00am-12:30pm, July 13th- August 24th

Join a small group of teen girls, ages 15-19, for this interactive, activity-based, social and therapeutic group. The focus of this group is to learn from each other as we discuss, practice, and explore a variety of coping strategies. Each week, we will eat lunch together and plan for shared community-based social experiences at Bothell Country Village. *This club builds on skills and activities from the Spring Dinner Club, but prior participation in that club is not required.

Social Thinking Group (Ages 4-7): Fridays, 9:30am-10:30am, July 13th- August 24th

Social thinking groups provide opportunities for children of similar ages and abilities to learn and practice social skills in a fun, non-threatening way. Skills taught range from perspective taking to problem-solving to interpreting and responding to the nuances of verbal and non-verbal communication. Group lessons are designed to address individual needs and to build on participant strengths and interests while incorporating concepts from social thinking including: The Zones of Regulation© and Superflex©.

For more information about current groups or to schedule an intake meeting, contact Trisa Harris at trisa@frameworksctr.com or 425-820-4717.